John Rutter's Requiem

John Rutter’s hauntingly beautiful Requiem will be performed by the First Presbyterian Chancel Choir and orchestra.

John Rutter wrote his luscious as well as delicately beautiful Requiem in 1985.  As Protestants, the English have long had the freedom of mixing secular text and Latin freely. Rutter relies on the most beautiful and basic of the Latin requiem texts, but chooses English to express new Psalmic texts, in particular the well known, The Lord Is My Shepherd